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Althoug the log Kow of -1.55 does not indicate adsorption potential, the substance might adsorb to soil due to its ionisable structure. Read across to the structurally similar substance TETA (CAS 112 -24 -3) was performed to assess the adsorption potential. The adsorption potential was determined according to OECD 106. The results indicate log Koc values between 3.2 and 3.7 depending on the type of the soil (geometric mean: log Koc = 3.49; Koc = 3113). Based on these results it can be concluded that adsorption to the solid soil phase is expected. However, there is no indication of high adsorption to soil as defined in the REACh Guidance Document R.7C (p. 121; log Koc > 5). Moreover, the test substance is readily biodegradable. There is no indication that the substance is very toxic to aquatic organisms since the EC/LC50 values for short-term effects on fish, daphnids and algae and the NOEC/EC10 value for long-term effects on algae are > 1 mg/L. Following this evaluation the test substance can be classified into the soil hazard category 1 (Table R.7.11 -2).

For substances classified in hazard category 1, a screening of the risk assessment for soil organisms should be done on the basis of the equilibrium partitioning method (EPM; PNEC = 8.96 mg/kg soil dw).

The results of the safety assessment indicate that there is no apparent risk of N,N'-bis(3 -aminopropyl)ethylenediamine to the environment. Hence, toxicity testing for soil organisms does not need to be performed. Moreover, direct and indirect exposure of the soil compartment is unlikely. The test substance is not supposed to be directly applied to soil. Indirect exposure to soil is unlikely to occur in significant dimensions since, if any, relevant amounts of the substance will reach industrial STPs rather than domestic STPs. Sludge of industrial STPs will usually not be applied on agricultural soil but will be incinerated. Moreover, the substance is readily biodegradable. Therefore, exposure to soil can be neglected.